Edward leaves Bella after an attack that nearly claimed her life, and, in her depression, she falls into yet another difficult relationship - this time with her close friend, Jacob Black.

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Chris Weitz

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Melissa Rosenberg (screenplay), Stephenie Meyer (novel)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kristen Stewart ... Bella Swan
Christina Jastrzembska ... Gran
Robert Pattinson ... Edward Cullen
Billy Burke ... Charlie Swan
Anna Kendrick ... Jessica
Michael Welch ... Mike
Justin Chon ... Eric
Christian Serratos ... Angela
Taylor Lautner ... Jacob Black
Ashley Greene ... Alice Cullen
Jackson Rathbone ... Jasper Hale
Russell Roberts ... Mr. Berty
Cam Gigandet ... James (archive footage)
Michael Sheen ... Aro
Jamie Campbell Bower ... Caius
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After Bella recovers from the vampire attack that almost claimed her life, she looks to celebrate her birthday with Edward and his family. However, a minor accident during the festivities results in Bella's blood being shed, a sight that proves too intense for the Cullens, who decide to leave the town of Forks, Washington for Bella and Edward's sake. Initially heartbroken, Bella finds a form of comfort in reckless living, as well as an even-closer friendship with Jacob Black. Danger in different forms awaits. Written by IMDb Editors

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Rated PG-13 for some violence and action | See all certifications »

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The film also became the highest-grossing film released by Summit Entertainment, and was the widest independent release, playing in over 4,100 theaters in its theatrical run, until it was surpassed by The Twilight Saga: Eclipse. See more »

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Bella and Alice's relative height changes frequently throughout the movie. (Bella is supposed to be taller than Alice, but Ashley Greene is taller than Kristen Stewart.) See more »

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Alice Cullen: Come on guys! It's a festival! We wouldn't want to cause a scene, now would we?
Felix: You wouldn't.
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Shooting the Moon
Written by Damian Kulash and Timothy Nordwind (as Tim Nordwind)
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Beautiful people, big box office, zero story
23 April 2011 | by Samiam3See all my reviews

Okay here it is, New Moon is not unwatchable (thought some parts come close). Twilight was a bit better mostly cause it had some direction. This one is severely unfocused, with a plot that denies motivation and has lazy acting across the board...well not quite.

New Moon may have one edge over its predecessor which is that Taylor Launter puts more into the game than Rob Pattinson. At times, it feels like Jacob may be the better match for Bella. Their interaction which takes up the majority of the movie in fact, feels less broody than the Bella/Edward connection. Unfotunately, around the beginning of the third act we grow out of Jacob almost as fast as we grow into him. Wheras Edward is quite blatantly shy, Jacob by contrast is angry. The reasons for this however seem largely unjustified by the story. Like all bad stories, this one advances by making up its own rules on the spot, resulting in a movie that makes very little sense.

I'm truly not sure what it is about the Twilight saga that demands such a plastic style of acting. Why is everyone so lazy about this? it actually degrades the quality of the material. If this is the kind of Romantic chemistry that sells on the market (a chemistry where two people act like kissing is more pain than pleasure) then Romance itself could be a dying genre.

But perhaps that is an overstatement. New Moon gave me something to watch on TV when there was nothing else on, I wouldn't recommend it for any other purpose.


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20 November 2009 (USA) See more »

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$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$142,839,137, 22 November 2009

Gross USA:

$297,816,253

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$711,025,481
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